Friday Reads: 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas


Snappy, clever, unexpected and fun!   Read 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas if you like writing that sparkles, empathize with precocious children with tough childhoods and like jazz.  Experience in Philadelphia a plus, but not necessary.

Debut novelist Marie-Helene Bertino leads us through a single day in the lives of three people: a rebellious nine-year girl who wants to be a jazz singer, her recently divorced teacher, and Lorca, the owner of the night club, The Cat’s Pajamas.  Their worlds come together on Christmas Eve at 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas.  Love, hope, music and the streets of Philadelphia are a rich setting for this charming story.

Look for it on the Staff Picks shelf.

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